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dimissory

[dim-uh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee]
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adjective
  1. dismissing or giving permission to depart.

Origin of dimissory

1425–75; late Middle English: a dimissory letter < Late Latin dīmissōrius, equivalent to Latin dīmitt(ere) to send away, release (see demit1, demit2) + -tōrius -tory1
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Historical Examples

  • Dimissory, dim′is-or-i, adj. sending away or giving leave to depart to another jurisdiction.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for dimissory

dimissory

adjective
  1. granting permission to be ordaineda bishop's dimissory letter
  2. granting permission to depart
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